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Sunny's Holiday Parsnip Puree

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 37 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 22 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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4 parsnips, peeled and cut into chunks

2 cloves garlic, smashed

1 tablespoon olive oil


2 tablespoons butter

1/4 to 1/2 cup heavy cream, room temperature

Pinch ground nutmeg

Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Toss the parsnips, garlic, and olive oil on a baking sheet and season with salt, to taste. Roast until the edges are golden and caramelized, about 20 to 25 minutes. If a check during roasting reveals the bottom of the parsnips are cooking faster than the top, give them a toss and return the baking sheet to the oven.
  3. When the parsnips and garlic are roasted, put them into a food processor with the butter, 1/4 cup of the heavy cream and a pinch of nutmeg. Blend the mixture until smooth, and if needed add a bit more heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Transfer the puree to a serving bowl and serve.